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NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES

Why do attendees return to PestWorld each year? While the world-class education and exhibits are compelling on their own, at the heart of it all is the people. The old friends, the new contacts, the shared stories.

In these changing times, the need for a reliable network has never been stronger. And your community is coming together again—virtually—to reconnect through unique experiences. That includes a live opening ceremony with entertainment from Nashville, live Q&As with speakers, interactive roundtables with your peers, and casual coffee chats throughout the three days. Plus, virtual mixers for different interest groups will pair you with like-minded professionals across the globe to share insights and talk growth, making for long-lasting connections.

 

PESTWORLD ROUNDTABLES

The PestWorld Roundtables are a fantastic opportunity to connect and interact with your peers on topics that are meaningful to you! Two Roundtables will be held each day.

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COVID-19 and Your Business
Thursday, October 15, 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. EST

The pest control industry is made up of adaptable entrepreneurs that have instituted proactive policies as we’ve navigated the challenges of the last six months. COVID-19 has thrown us all into uncharted territory, both in our business and personal lives for the past 6 months. Join this interactive and open discussion as participants will hear from others and share their own lessons learned leading their company and team through this pandemic. Get ready for a unique and collaborative session filled with creative dialogue, shared resources, new service offerings, operational adjustments and real world experiences you can learn from and apply to in your own organization.

Workforce Development for our Industry
Wednesday, October 14, 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. EST

Our employees are our business and the success of recruiting and retaining talent is key to future growth and success. Through the NPMA Workforce Development Initiative, we’ll explore how the new website, social properties and resources will influence how employee acquisition takes place in our industry. Discussions will also focus on the cost and techniques used by innovators to attract, onboard and engage employees for long-term careers in pest management.

Innovation and Technology
Tuesday, October 13, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. EST

The world will likely be forever changed by the global pandemic and to help acclimate to a potential new way of life, innovation and technology have rapidly expanded. Spend time with colleagues discussing ways our industry has embraced new tools and examining what has worked best for essential service companies in providing true value for your businesses and your customers.   We’ll also discuss what’s on the horizon and what tools have worked for you!

The Middle Class and Next Generations
Wednesday, October 14, 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. EST

Middle class homeowners have been the backbone of our industry, purchasing our services to protect their family and household. Additionally, the middle class accounts for a huge customer base for our commercial customers, dining out, shopping, spending time in offices and more. As wealth continues to be more unevenly distributed to the upper class and with the potential for the middle class to shrink over the next generation, this session will explore ways we can adapt our services and message to appeal to as large a group as possible moving forward.

We’ll also explore upcoming generations and their buying habits.

Science – the Backbone of our Industry
Thursday, October 15, 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. EST

In a world where science is now politicized and the trust in government institutions being scrutinized, what will this mean for the future of new products and registrations and how do we communicate the value and safety of our services to the end user. Spend time with leading professionals, chatting about how the future of a science based approach to pest management may be upended by the perceptions of future generations.  

Politics and Pest Control
Tuesday, October 13, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. EST

With elections taking place just weeks after PestWorld 2020, this is your chance to engage with industry leaders in a dynamic discussion about how the landscape of American Politics will influence your business. With a recently introduced federal bill, aimed at drastically unraveling FIFRA, banning products and eliminating state preemption, we need your participation. This roundtable will focus on potential new regulation and legislation in 2021 and beyond, and how we can protect and promote our industry with elected officials in local government, state capitals, and in Washington, D.C.  


PESTWORLD COFFEE CHATS

Enjoy casual conversation with your peers over your morning coffee to ease into the day! Take a virtual seat at a table that peaks your interest. All three tables will be open during the following times:

Tuesday, October 13 - 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. EST
Wednesday, October 14 - 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. EST
Thursday, October 15 - 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. EST

Table #1: Movies
Table #2: Sports
Table #3: Politics


JOIN PWIPM FOR BREAKFAST

All women are welcome to participate in the Professional Women in Pest Management (PWIPM) breakfasts on Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. EST.

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10th ANNUAL PWIPM 5K

2020 marks the 10th anniversary of the PWIPM 5k fundraiser and although we can't all be together in person, this year's 5k will be one of the most memorable! The charity that the industry selected this year is our own Pest Management Foundation!

Participants will have the entire month of October to complete a 5k and log it. Most importantly, you’ll be sent a cool pest-y medal and join others on social media via the #PWIPM5k hashtag.

To add the PWIPM 5K fundraiser to your PestWorld 2020 registration send us an email. To sign up friends, family, neighbors, and other who aren’t planning to attend PestWorld 2020 visit https://runsignup.com/Race/VA/Fairfax/PWIPM5K.

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IN THE MIX

Wednesday, October 14 - 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. EST

All attendees welcome and encouraged to participate!
Spend time networking with PestWorld attendees and learning about NPMA's Interest Groups including the Leadership Networking Community, Professional Women In Pest Management, PestVets and the Diversity Council. This is a great opportunity to meet other PMPs who share your interests.
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INTERNATIONAL DELEGATES WELCOME

Tuesday, October 13 - 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. EST

Meet your industry peers from across the globe who share common objectives and goals in the  International community while getting oriented to the PestWorld 2020 virtual platform.